In Save the World, a new superhero-themed play set to begin its run in Manhattan later this week, a group of powered-up heroes face trouble from both their enemies and, apparently, themselves. Created by Chris Kipiniak and Michael Barakiva, the play will open on Jan. 19 for a four-week engagement.
"The superheroes of the Protectorate (Legend, Umbra, Stagger, Prodigy, Quake, Roach, and Future-Knight) fight bravely to protect the earth from a series of seemingly unrelated disasters. But when the unthinkable occurs the team begins to splinter. In their desperate search for the cause of the threat, compromises are made. So are mistakes. With their incredible powers and their human failings, the heroes risk becoming threats themselves to the good they’ve sworn to uphold."